MyScrapNook Toolbar is one more browser hijacker that attacks Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Just like a few other toolbars that have been recently released, it changes homepage to home.tb.ask.com and default search provider to search.tb.ask.com. These can be already familiar pages for you which in fact do not look different than any other search providers. However, they are known to cause many redirections and display ads all the time.
MyScrapNook Toolbar is installed to random systems bundled with free programs from the Internet. To avoid its infiltration, be careful about what you are installing and do not rush doing that. Check every installation step to track any unknown programs that can be bundled and reject their installations. Otherwise you will end up with an annoying program like MyScrapNook Toolbar.
Although it’s not a virus, the program constantly reroutes users to various websites instead of allowing them browse normally. MyScrapNook Toolbar also includes many sponsored links to your search results and display plenty of advertisements. It is categorized as a potentially unwanted application and security experts recommend removing it.
To remove MyScrapNook Toolbar, go to Control Panel -> Add and Remove programs list and uninstall it from there. You should also check browser extensions for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and remove it from there. If you do not see it listed, you should use antimalware tools like SpyHunter and scan your computer with it. If you had redirecting issues, you might need to reset your home page and search engine to the one you used before:
On Internet explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box;
- Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search providers, on ie7 click change search defaults;
- Remove MyScrapNook Toolbar from the list.
On Firefox :
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page;
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it;
- Search for ‘browser.newtab.url’. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar;
- Select Settings;
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines;
- Remove unnecessary search engines from list;
- Go back to settings. On Startup choose open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
Please note, it is very important to scan your computer with a reliable antimalware program after MyScrapNook Toolbar is removed as it might be your system got infected with viruses while having it.
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On behalf of developers of MyScrapNook Toolbar we were asked to remove this article due to false information on it. However, we feel like this post is correct and helpful to our readers. MyScrapNook Toolbar and other software developed by Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc. can be detected and recognised as viruses or potentially unwanted software by various anti-malware tools. Toolbars developed by Mindspark share same EULA (End User License Agreement) that is mislieding. It claims that this software is not an adware or malware, while there are statements that toolbars might display advertisements from 3rd parties or monetise toolbars in other ways. By definition such software is considered as an adware. All articles posted on www.2-viruses.com regarding products of Mindspark are correct.
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